Golden-mantled tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus pulcherrimus)

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Golden-mantled tree kangaroo with joey in pouch
IUCN Red List species status – Critically Endangered CRITICALLY
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  • The golden-mantled tree-kangaroo was discovered in 1990 in the Torricelli Mountains region of Papua New Guinea.
  • Classified as Critically Endangered, the golden-mantled tree-kangaroo is considered one of the most endangered of all tree-kangaroos.
  • Golden-mantled tree kangaroos are hunted by local people, and are also threatened by habitat loss as forest is converted to cultivated land.
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Golden-mantled tree kangaroo description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderDiprotodontia
FamilyMacropodidae
GenusDendrolagus (1)

Information on the golden-mantled tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus pulcherrimus) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
weimang, weimang tree kangaroo.
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Golden-mantled tree kangaroo status

The golden-mantled tree kangaroo is classified as Critically Endangered (CR) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Critically Endangered

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (May, 2011)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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Golden-mantled tree kangaroo with joey in pouch  
Golden-mantled tree kangaroo with joey in pouch

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Jim Thomas
http://www.tenkile.com

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